7-star Shami breaks Zaheer's Indian World Cup record

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Mohammed Shami continued his imperious run in World Cup 2023. He picked up 7 wickets in a winning spell in the semi-final.

Mohammed Shami struck in his first ball of this World Cup | Image - ICC via Getty

Shami's 7-wicket haul helped India successfully defend 397 against New Zealand in Semi final 1.

Mohammed Shami in action | Getty Images

Virat Kohli's 50th ODI century and Shreyas lyer's 105 helped India post the mammoth total in a fearless show of batting in Mumbai.

Virat Kohli walks back after scoring 117 off 113 | Image - ICC/Getty

Shami registered the best-ever figures in ODIs by an Indian, breaking Stuart Binny's long-time record

Mohammed Shami made the opening breakthrough | Image - AFP/Getty

Shami also went past Zaheer Khan for most wickets taken by an Indian in a single edition of the World Cup

Shami comes up with the much-needed breakthrough | Getty Images

Mohammed Shami took his tally to 23 wickets in just 6 matches, including three 5- wicket hauls.

Shami and Bumrah | Sportz Point

He also broke Mitchell Starc's record for most 5-wicket hauls in World Cups as he took his 4th overall and needs just 4 more wickets to equal Starc's record for most wickets in a single World Cup edition.

Mitchell Starc celebrating after getting Ishan Kishan in the first over. | Image: AFP/Getty Images

Zaheer Khan had picked 21 wickets in India's victorious campaign in 2011.

Mohammed Shami got the big wickets of Kane Williamson and centurion Daryl Mitchell on Sunday.

Mohammed Shami | Sportz Point